Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/1/19, Stepan Co. (Symbol: SCL), Pan American Silver Corp (Symbol: PAAS), and Warrior Met Coal Inc (Symbol: HCC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Stepan Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 3/15/19, Pan American Silver Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.035 on 3/15/19, and Warrior Met Coal Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.05 on 3/11/19. As a percentage of SCL's recent stock price of $92.81, this dividend works out to approximately 0.27%, so look for shares of Stepan Co. to trade 0.27% lower - all else being equal - when SCL shares open for trading on 3/1/19. Similarly, investors should look for PAAS to open 0.25% lower in price and for HCC to open 0.17% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for SCL, PAAS, and HCC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.
Stepan Co. (Symbol: SCL) :
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Warrior Met Coal Inc (Symbol: HCC) :
In general, dividends are not always predictable, following the ups and downs of company profits over time. Therefore, a good first due diligence step in forming an expectation of annual yield going forward, is looking at the history above, for a sense of stability over time. This can help in judging whether the most recen t dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 1.08% for Stepan Co., 0.99% for Pan American Silver Corp, and 0.68% for Warrior Met Coal Inc.
In Wednesday trading, Stepan Co. shares are currently off about 0.6%, Pan American Silver Corp shares are up about 0.1%, and Warrior Met Coal Inc shares are up about 0.6% on the day.
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